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2013.55.26 - Video

Pat Gillick: 01:15Sports played as a child: played basketball, football and baseball, in college concentrated on baseball; hero was Herb Sadie, a pitcher with Cleveland, saw him when a youngster 02:20When you went to USC at a pitcher, did you think this was the way to the big leagues? Started college at age 17, played for 4 years, graduated, 1959 first year to play pro ball 03:02Why didn't you get to the majors? Made it to Triple A, had some arm problems, little short on ability to reach the big leagues, gave it 5 years, headed back to school when he joined Houston in 1973 04:16When you gave up your career and went to Houston, was there any problems for you? There is a withdrawal you go t

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2013.55.32 - Video

Bobby Hull: 01:03Talks about his 23 years in hockey; "They were the best of times, they were the worst of times" (Charles Dickens); best time of life playing in Chicago for 15 years and 8 more in Winnipeg; only regrets are not staying in Chicago for the entire career and being unable to represent Canada in 1972, denied because he was in the WHL, should have been "Team NHL" not Team Canada 03:03How would you like to be remembered? "I believe after I made a boyhood dream come true to play in the NHL in 1957, it wasn't long before I realized we were in the entertainment business and better we could entertain, the stronger our franchise would be"; he had a love affair with the fans, talks about

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2013.55.51 - Video

Ken Read: 00:28Childhood: played hockey, skied, baseball, lacrosse, golf 00:41Idols: followed hockey but skiing was his passion; Nancy Greene, a Canadian who proved to us that it was possible for a Canadian to be very successful in ski racing; Jean-Claude Killy, epitome of an athlete who had the complete resume - top athlete, businessman and great individual 01:33First on skis: family sport, Mom a skier as well as siblings, went very single weekend to ski at Camp Fortune in Ottawa 02:29Age 3 when started, doesn't even remember learning how to ski, just like he doesn't remember learning how to walk 02:40What was it that you liked so much: a family sport allows for quality time, allows a y

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2013.55.67 - Video

Jacques Villeneuve: 1 of 2: 00:30How much of your heritage lead you to get involved: grew up in racing, was what his Dad was doing and he was very proud of him, wanted to be like him, knew at 5 it was what he want to do, "never one day in my life that I ever thought of doing something else, even after his death"; by that time is wasn't his [father's] influence any more but everything he had been doing, "what I learned from him was that everything was a challenge. It didn't have to be in racing, a huge challenge to do something that others would not be capable of doing." 01:30You were 5 when you said you wanted to do this: correct, and never changed my mind since 01:50What impact did losing

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2013.55.73 - Video

Jim Worrall: 01:15Childhood: played sports at school, loved to run & would run rather than walk so naturally went into track, competed in high school, University (McGill), competed at the 1934 BEG and 1936 Olympic Games; during service years in RCAF organized meets for local stations in Ontario 03:351936 Olympic Games: invited by head of the Canadian Olympic team to be the flag bearer, says he was given the post because he was the tallest man on the team, talks about being offered the post for the 1934 BEG but had to beg off as his competition was right after the ceremonies, proud to have been given the honour; his events were the 400m hurdles and the 110m 05:32Athletic career after the Ol

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2013.55.113 - Video

George Gross: 1 of 2; 00:10Introduction to Hall Childhood: grew up in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, played all sports including soccer, hockey, rowing, volleyball, equestrian, was average in every sport 01:44University of Prague, studied political science, at same time became a sports journalist and was the sports editor of the newspaper, when he came to Canada he told the immigration officer he was a farm worker in order to get in, worked on a farm in Ontario and then other jobs, in 1956-57 wrote soccer column for the Toronto Telegram on a temporary basis, then wrote a column on European sports and became full time journalist in 1959, in 1971 became the sports editor for the Toronto Sun 05

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2013.55.105 - Video

Johnny Esaw: 1 of 2: 00:30Intro to hall 01:05Childhood: played hockey and baseball; friendships came out of sport 01:58Played junior hockey, spent two years in Army, went to Spokane to play hockey and injured his ankle ending his hockey career 03:17Started career as a broadcaster in 1947, was in the press box for local games and pretended to himself that he was Foster Hewitt and calling the game, eventually the local newspaper asked him to write a column, new station that just opened asked him to broadcast, he covered both baseball and hockey 05:40Did you style yourself after Hewitt: everybody tried to style themselves after Foster Hewitt, not many able to do it but he came pretty close,

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2013.55.121 - Video

Roger Jackson: 00:09Introduction to Hall 00:28Childhood: played sports at school, hockey, baseball, football, track & field, favourite game was street or ball hockey 01:18When first got in a boat: rowed at the summer cottage, while attending Western University as a freshman wanted to try something new, joined rowing club, also rowed at the London Rowing Club 02:23Why liked it: brand new experience & sport, liked being on the water in the fall when the rowing season began, liked the people who rowed, enjoyed the friendships, enjoyed the unique camaraderie and 8 people in a boat, rowing in unison, as a team 03:22On getting up early: got up 4:30am & on water at 5:30 for workouts, trained tw

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2013.55.138 - Video

Brad Park: 1 of 2; 01:10The thought of losing is always there but don't dwell on it, deal with it after, not before; that series proved it isn't over until it's over 02:03On being one of the best defensemen in the game: at the start of his career he just hoped he was good enough to play professional; never thought he would be an all-star; a learning process, learning how to be a professional, what you have to do day in and day out, you never look back, you always look ahead 03:25On his legacy: people who saw them play would have better information than someone who has never seen him play 04:31Original six vs. expansion: was with the Rangers, had to crack the original 6 lineup, talent was